You can only say “no” too many times before people stop asking you to be a part of something. I understand too well that saying “yes” too many times can deplete your mind, body and soul. Saying “no” frequently means giving up possible opportunities that can change your life and the lives of others.
The solution could be prioritizing ones life so that there can be some balance but even then its easy to decline instead of accept. Professionally you have to say yes every now and then to indicate you still have interest in growth and advancement in your chosen field. Personally it means giving value to relationships of family and friends that you want to be a part of their lives. Just saying “no” just to say “no” out of habit can be a problem for you down the road.
It takes courage either way to say yes and to say no. You just have to figure out what means more to you.
Today I went through quite a few blogs and decided to un-follow some inactive sites. This was nothing personal but just a function of housekeeping and freeing up space for active bloggers.
My criterion was if they haven’t blogged in 3 months or more I un-followed them. If you are like me you see a cool blogger and wanna follow them but sometimes it can be way to many blogs to look at and to manage.
I understand that it can go both ways and someone would be ready to kick me to the curb and that is fair. I pretty much blog every day and multiple times a day so there have been people who have said they can’t keep up. It’s all good. Thanks to each of you who follow me and who make blogging an important part of your daily ritual. Keep on blogging!
My friends, life is messy. Every facet of existence is going to challenge us as we go through some mud. Relationships are not for the feint of heart. Our friendships will test us and even come and go. The muck and the mud is where we find ourselves most often dealing with emotions that span the spectrum. We have things in our lives we aren’t proud of and very ashamed to admit. Good people go through bad things and that is a whole other discussion. Whatever you are going through, just keep going. You will get dirty and messy and it will hurt. Making something good means making a mess.
via Daily Prompt: Messy
It is my pledge to participate in the WordPress Post a Day program this year. Through the Daily Prompt, Daily Photo Challenge or just a post that comes from my head I will be sharing with you my blogging family the stuff that comes from my head and elsewhere.
We all need something to reward us, to keep us going. I enjoy a good treat as a way of motivating me. Everyone has their own ideas of what a treat should be. Food, favors, or other things are the fuel that can make us all work a little harder. Sometimes its just a matter of indulging yourself for no particular reason at all. So as they say in the TV show Parks and Recreation “Treat Yo Self”.
via Daily Prompt: Treat
A funnel is a handy thing to have when you want to put liquid or something else from one source into another. In sales its good to have some accounts and possible transactions in a funnel that you can close. Bad people funnel money from one place to another illegally. It’s interesting how the word funnel can be associated with a wide array of functions that are helpful to harmful.
via Daily Prompt: Funnel